Monday, January 9, 2023

Winter sun and rime frost, Saskatchewan (Photo Credit: Lara Stoudt)
Genesis 35:1-15 read by Mark Beingessner

First Week after Epiphany, Monday, January 9, 2023

Genesis 35:1-15

Loving Divine Family,

We gather at the Tree of Moreh, at Shechem. This mighty oak has so many stories to tell. It has seen the building of altars and the burial of Deborah. It has received the burial of foreign gods and idols into its roots, and it has observed the pouring out of anointing oils. This is Bethel, the House of God. We pause to listen to the Oak of Moreh tell the ancient stories, and we are amazed.

We come together today to worship you, our loving God. We get rid of the gods we have been holding onto; we purify ourselves and put on our new identities you have given us. We pause at our faith markers and recall your plans and blessings for us. We build fresh new faith markers to signify our new journey with you. Thank you, your promises are for each one of us.

I listen to the songs of the trees today, O Yahweh, and thank you for…

Our journey on your Ancient Path returns us again, and again, to this Holy place. Each time you greet us with the invitation to pause, listen to your wisdom, bury our foreign household gods, and worship you. We worship you today, Almighty God.

With joy, we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 89:5-37
Acts 10:44-48

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